Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as "The Oracle of Omaha."
"2,220 well-invested minutes!"
Simon Darcourt, an inventive killer with a sense of humour, is creating his own celebrity talent show, one that is generating more publicity than its contestants have ever had in their lives. The catch is that those lives won't be very long. The police turn to Angelique de Xavia, a cop who has crossed his path before. However, the police are not the only people who want Darcourt. Now she's faced not only with tracking him down, but also with the task of ensuring she doesn't end up dead once she's served her purpose.
"More Brookmyre, Please"
Today, we live in a world of 24-hour business television, high-speed trading, and volatile capital markets. Instead of asking your dentist for a hot stock tip, you need only turn on the TV to hear what the talking heads recommend or jump on the Internet to find thousands of web sites devoted to showing you how to make a quick buck. Don't listen to pundits and faceless Internet "experts". Consider instead the power of income investing.
Reporter Nathan Doyle had his reasons to want Phil Arlen dead, but when he sees the man's body pulled from the La Brea tar pit, he knows he'll be the prime suspect. He also knows that his life won't stand up to intense police scrutiny, so he sets out to crack the case himself. Lieutenant Matthew Spain's official inquiries soon lead him to believe that Nathan knows more than he's saying. But that's not the only reason Matt takes notice of the handsome journalist.
X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.
One day, Annie and Henry - together with their furry friends Snowball and Mudge - see a beautiful hummingbird. It's darting and hovering near Annie's flowers - especially the pink petunias. They love watching it each day. But they wonder how they can encourage their tiny visitor to return after the sweet-smelling blooms wither and die.
In this tale, featuring Annie and her pet bunny Snowball, Annie wishes her house was a little prettier. Although she likes her home - especially since it's next door to cousin Henry and his big dog Mudge - she also thinks it's a little plain. But perhaps Henry and Mudge can help.
Winner of a Newbery Medal, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, and numerous other prestigious prizes, Cynthia Rylant is among the most acclaimed children’s book authors in the world. In this sweet tale, Annie and her pet bunny Snowball are enjoying the porch swing with Annie’s cousin Henry and his dog Mudge when they see something amazing. A mother robin has filled her nest with eggs! How long will it be before baby birds appear?
When a young reindeer sneaks into Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve, he accidentally falls out and must find a way to return to the North Pole.
A long buried and shocking secret has been uncovered. In 1940, President Roosevelt and Canada's Mackenzie King secretly agreed to abandon the Allies and make peace with Hitler if the Nazis successfully invaded Britain. Decades later, Soviet agents are ready to use this information to shatter the NATO alliance and use the ensuing geopolitical chaos to strengthen their position in Europe. Only one man stands in their way.
For Simon the Snowball, life can be challenging and fun. He faces all sorts of obstacles and daily adventures from changing shapes to exploring the world around him. This fun and educational story will give children an understanding of the different forms that water becomes while being fun to read.
"Lots of fun! :-)"
The author of more than 100 books for young people, Cynthia Rylant has charmed countless readers with her award-winning tales. In this entry from her popular Annie and Snowball series, Annie makes a new friend who likes dainty things as much as she does. When Annie goes to Sarah’s house to play, she is amazed by all the frilly stuff. Sarah and her mom have pretty lamps andteacups and flowery chairs. And the best part of all is the garden, which is filled with beautiful flowers. It’s the perfect place to have a tea party for fairies!
Annie's birthday is coming up, and she plans to have a dress-up party. She looks forward to wearing ribbons, bows, lace, and fancy little shoes. But when the guests arrive � including Henry and Mudge � Annie learns that different people dress up in different ways.
Guy is walking home from school, and he witnesses someone throwing a black trash bag out the window of a speeding car. He sees that the trash bag is moving. He rushes over to it and rips it open as fast as he can. What he finds inside is shocking! There are two little Siberian husky puppies in the bag. They are cute little balls of fur. He picks both of the puppies up and runs home with them. His mother will let him keep only one.
Christmastime is approaching, and Annie is so thrilled about her upcoming school play that she has to call her cousin Henry. “I’m going to be a star in a play!” she tells him. Annie will get to light up the stage in her bright, shiny costume! She couldn’t be more excited. But then the big night comes, and Annie’s feelings change. She is very nervous and is having a hard time staying calm.
It's the stuff of dreams. A Scottish family giving up relative sanity and security to go and grow oranges for a living in a secluded valley in the mountains of the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.
"What a pity"
Cynthia Rylant's 100 plus children's books have garnered numerous honors, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. In this delightful episode of Rylant's endearing beginning reader series, pals from her Henry and Mudge books join Annie and her pet bunny Snowball to look for a unique group of kids. Annie simply adores teacups and longs for friends who love these dainty delights as much as she does. But how can a boy like Henry and a dog like Mudge possibly help her find them?
Documentary about the role of psychoanalysis, marketing, and public relations in the United States. From the same director as The Power of Nightmares.
Of four little puppies born one stormy May, the smallest was white as snow. So, his mother decided to call him Snowball. Snowball continues to become strong, but not fast like his brothers. They can outrun him, but he could win at tug-of-war almost every time. In the end, Snowball's strength makes him no longer small. This warmhearted story will appeal to children of all ages, and reminds us that we are all strong in our own way.